The Histories and Politics of Cinema’s Globalisation in South Africa: audiences, cultures, memories

This research focuses on the histories and politics of cinema’s globalisation in South Africa. Currently it is focused on an initial case study of District Six, Cape Town, where Hollywood and British films were distributed before it was demolished under apartheid in the 1960s. While disenfranchised under apartheid, District Six residents were ‘cinema citizens’, both locally and in the global public sphere. Potential collaborative areas of interest include: audiences, archive, consumption, memory, oral histories, place and space, reception, and urban studies.

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